The novel takes place in a theoretical and fictional totalitarian society. The story begins in London on April 4, 1984 after an atomic world war divides the world into three states. London is the capital of Oceania, run by INGSOC (English Socialism) or controllers called The Party, which is divided into two sections; The Inner Party, and The Outer Party which are the Rich and the Middle-Class. A third group called The Proles or The Proletariat is the poor, and considered animals by the party. The leader of the government is Big Brother. The novel is divided into three parts: In the first part he commits a thoughtcrime, in the second he falls in love and is deceived by a member of the Inner Party, and in the third he is incarcerated and rehabilitated by the Party.

1984 by George Orwell is a story of a man’s struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens by using advanced mind reading techniques. The novel is supposed to be prophetic, but is somewhat off in the date. Although some things described have come to pass others haven’t. I believe Orwell’s purpose for writing 1984 was to express his feelings of how governments could come to control anything and everything they wished. By using the image of a man who stood in shadow thus making him anonymous and unrecognizable, he let people know that they could not escape the eyes of Big Brother.

Orwell uses his imagination to describe future technology, like telescreens that would be used to control the people of the world. Today we are making things that Orwell described like the telescreens. He uses comparisons of the real world to the world of his story: the image of Emmanual Goldstein bares a remarkable likeness to Hitler, and the joining of countries to form an alliance for a common good, are similar to the United Nations or NATO.

A totalitarian society, although it provides control for the people, also that denies them freedom of expression. The fictional...